Lowe's Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 17 -- Lowe's, Mooresville, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,528,816) developed by four co-inventors for "systems, methods and computer program products for implementing processes relating to retail sales." The co-inventors are Steven M. Stone, Lewisville, N.C., Santosh E. Bhasker, Advance, N.C., Alex C. Panzano, Winston-Salem, N.C., and John P. Mitchell, N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides a system that facilitates the selection of purchasable items for use in an environs defined by the customer. In one aspect, the system includes a processing element capable of proposing a plurality of purchasable items to the customer for selection by the customer. The processing element also is capable of receiving data representing the environs and data representing at least one purchasable item selected by the customer. The processing element is further capable of generating and displaying a three-dimensional graphical representation of the environs and each purchasable item or items selected by the customer so that the customer can visualize the items in the environs."
The patent application was filed on Dec. 24, 2010 (12/930,010). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=85,28,816.PN.&OS=PN/85,28,816&RS=PN/85,28,816
Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.
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